verb \ˈflərt\

: to behave in a way that shows a sexual attraction for someone but is not meant to be taken seriously

: to think about something or become involved in something in a way that is usually not very serious

: to come close to reaching or experiencing something

Full Definition of FLIRT

intransitive verb
:  to move erratically :  flit
a :  to behave amorously without serious intent
b :  to show superficial or casual interest or liking <flirted with the idea>; also :  experiment <a novelist flirting with poetry>
:  to come close to reaching or experiencing something —used with with <flirting with disaster>
transitive verb
:  flick
:  to move in a jerky manner
flir·ta·tion \ˌflər-ˈtā-shən\ noun
flirt·er noun
flirty \ˈflər-tē\ adjective

Examples of FLIRT

  1. They were flirting all night.
  2. <the servers at that restaurant flirt with all the customers>

Origin of FLIRT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1580

Related to FLIRT

coquet (or coquette), dally, frivol, mess around, toy, trifle
See Synonym Discussion at trifle



: a person who enjoys flirting with other people : a flirtatious person

Full Definition of FLIRT

:  an act or instance of flirting
:  a person who flirts

Examples of FLIRT

  1. <he's just a harmless flirt, so don't take him seriously>

First Known Use of FLIRT

circa 1590

Related to FLIRT


Next Word in the Dictionary: flirtable
Previous Word in the Dictionary: flird (noun)
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